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Latest IRS Tax News

With tax filing season upon us, IRS has released some filing tips and reminds taxpayers to beware of tax scams Avoid the Rush; Use IRS.gov for Quick Answers to Questions IR-2017-30, Feb. 13, 2017 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that the next couple of weeks, especially around Presidents’ Day, marks the busiest time of…

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President Issues EO Pending Repeal of Obamacare

Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order directing members of his administration to take steps that will likely lead to the eventual repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Specifically, the Order states that: 1.  It is…

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ACA: Employers with Fewer than 50 Employees

The Affordable Care Act While Congress appears to be working towards a repeal (and eventual replacement of) the ACA (Obamacare), so far, it is still the law. As such, we’ll have to deal with it, for now, and until a full repeal is effective. What Employers with Fewer than 50 Employees Need to Know As…

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SHOP Deadline: Jan. 15

DEADLINE: Enroll in SHOP by Jan. 15 for Feb. 1 Coverage Thinking about enrolling your small business in health and/or dental insurance? If you enroll in coverage through the SHOP Marketplace by January 15, you and your employees can be covered as soon as February 1. Get started by exploring your coverage options. Have questions?…

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How the Health Care Law Affects You

Chart: How the Health Care Law Affects You While Congress appears to be working towards a repeal (and eventual replacement of) the ACA (Obamacare), it is still law. As such, we’ll have to deal with it, for now, and until a full repeal is effective. So, as you prepare to file your 2016 tax return,…

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The Health Care Law & Your Taxes

Determine if You Qualify for Exemption IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2016-80 With the 2017 tax filing season approaching, it’s not too early to think about how the health care law affects your taxes. The Affordable Care Act requires you and each member of your family to do at least one of the following: Have…

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Tax Filing Season

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 for Nation’s Taxpayers, Tax Returns Due April 18 The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns…

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Health Coverage Information Statements

What to Know About Health Coverage Information Statements You May Receive in 2017 IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2016-81 Many individuals will receive ACA information statements from their employer or coverage provider by early March in 2017 about their 2016 health insurance coverage: Form 1095-B, Health Coverage Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage…

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Minimum Wage Increases for 2017

The Federal Minimum Wage for covered nonexempt employees has been set at $7.25 per hour since July 24, 2009. The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many states also have minimum wage laws. In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage…

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DOL Issues New ACA FAQs

The DOL has released additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).  These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively,…

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